Benefit News


Veterans’ GI Bill benefits to continue during COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2020 - President Trump signed into law S. 3503, March 21, which will enable the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue providing the same level of education benefits to students having to take courses online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


COVID-19 Guidance on Impacts to Transition Assistance Program and Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Events

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2020 - The Department of Defense Military-Civilian Transition Office is closely monitoring impacts to Transition Assistance Program (TAP) and Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) events as a result of the outbreak of the respiratory illness caused by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, known as COVID-19.


DOD says it is following CDC guidelines and limiting coronavirus testing for troops

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2020 - Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak that has now infected more than 50 service members and thousands of Americans, military officials have assured that the young, healthy, robust troops are at a relatively low risk for complications associated with the respiratory disease. But at the same time, public health officials have stressed that symptom-less people could be unknowingly carrying the virus and passing it to others.


Survivors find easier access to Army installations

CAMP ZAMA, Japan, March 18, 2020 - Certain Gold Star and next-of-kin survivors are expected to find it easier to visit Army installations since a new process went into effect in January.


Statement by the Department of Defense on Domestic Travel Restrictions

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2020 - Today, the Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist approved new travel restrictions for service members, DoD civilians, and their families assigned to DoD installations, facilities and surrounding areas within the United States and its territories. This restriction will halt all domestic travel, including Permanent Change of Station, and Temporary Duty. This restriction will also pause civilian hiring at DoD installations and components for persons who do not reside within the hiring entity's local commuting area.


Tracking COVID-19: Know the Symptoms and How to Get Care

Falls Church, VA, March 11, 2020 - Take action and stay informed about the new coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Simple measures can protect you and your community. It’s also important to identify the symptoms of COVID-19 and know when to seek help.